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BMW And Audi Wants To Buy Troubled McLaren – Report

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BMW and Audi are looking at buying troubled McLaren, according to German autos publication, Automobilwoche.

BMW is eyeing the supercar business, while Volkswagen AG’s Audi is also looking at the Formula 1 racing unit.

McLaren has been attempting to repair its finances following the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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German Autogiants, the BMW Group and Volkswagen Group’s Audi brand are interested in buying British supercar maker McLaren Automotive Ltd., according to German autos publication, Automobilwoche.

BMW, which eyes the supercar business, will hold talks with Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, which owns 42% of McLaren, at the beginning of next month.

BMW And Audi Wants To Buy Troubled McLaren - Report - autojosh

According to Automobilwoche, Audi, which currently controls French supercar maker, Bugatti as well as Lamborghini, is also looking at McLaren’s Formula 1 racing unit.

The report noted that the spokespeople for BMW and Audi didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Troubled McLaren

McLaren has been attempting to repair its finances following the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Back in April, the company signed a sale-and-lease back deal with Global Net Lease (GNL) as it raced to recover.

GNL will pay McLaren 170 million British pounds (approximately $237 million) for its famous McLaren Technology Center in UK before leasing it back to the British sports car marque and race team for the next 20 years.





BMW And Audi Wants To Buy Troubled McLaren - Report - autojosh

In July, the England-based company raised 550 million pounds ($738 million) from existing investors and the sale of preference shares and equity warrants to new backers Ares Management Corp. and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. It also raised $620 million from a bond issue.

Last month CEO Mike Flewitt resigned from the supercar maker after eight years at the helm.

Source: automotivenews.com





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